Future of Cities

How ambitious and creative tree planting projects could help keep Bristol cool during heatwaves

Green infrastructure could help make Bristol more resilient to climate change, improving the lives of its residents. What can the city learn from Milan?

‘We need people to step up now’: the Bristolians working to save cricket from climate change

People power: how can community electricity grids help tackle the energy crisis?

This Week in Bristol

This week in Bristol: Airport expansion granted by High Court – but campaigners vow to fight on

Expansion would see the airport increase its capacity from 10 million to 12 million passengers per year.

A man holding an umbrella walks through a flooded underpass entrance at Lawrence Hill roundabout

This Week in Bristol

This week in Bristol:  Lawrence Hill gets a ‘Lido’

A map of heat networks that will be created under Bristol's City Leap programme

Reports

Councillors sign off 20-year deal aimed at decarbonising Bristol’s energy networks

Bristol Airport expansion appeal decision pending. Win or lose, campaigners are making an impact by playing the long game.

The Cable was in court for the latest chapter in the long-running legal saga, and joined Bristol Airport Action Network for a drink when all was said and done.

Huge solar farm on green belt near Frampton Cotterell set for green light this week

Vast site on farmland just north of Bristol could power almost 15,000 homes, according to developers.

Is Bristol prepared for even more intense heatwaves?

More green spaces are needed to protect the city’s most vulnerable from future extreme heat events, say environmental groups.

Greens and Labour are close in Windmill Hill, where climate, air pollution and housing are key concerns for locals

It’s likely to be a tight fight in Windmill Hill again, after Labour beat the Greens by just a few hundred votes last election.

‘The new WECA mayor has a big role to play in the response to the climate emergency’

As the four metro mayor candidates have all signed up to a pledge from Friends of the Earth to create an ambitious Climate Action Plan, campaigners are confident that there will be more done about the climate crisis than has been so far, whoever gets in.

Bristol becomes first UK city to ban ads for junk food, payday loans and gambling

Campaigners want the council to go further, and ban ads for ‘climate wrecking products’ like cars and airlines.